IN light of the COVID-19 pandemic, FortisBC is reminding residents who are spending time at home to click or call before they dig to BC 1 Call before they plan on doing any type of outdoor project. This includes gardening or digging on their property.
Since physical distancing, FortisBC has seen an 80 per cent increase in homeowners requesting a BC 1 Call ticket, compared to the same time last year.
Surrey was one of the cities where there was an increase – 52 tickets requested in a matter of five days (April 13-17).
“While making the call is a positive step, it is important to keep yourself, your neighbors and our crews’ safe during this time and follow the instructions you receive from us very closely to avoid damaging underground infrastructure like natural gas lines,” says Diana Sorace, Corporate Communications Advisor, FortisBC.
Find more information on digging safely at fortisbc.com/digsafe.